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The Starter Legacy 3.2

Posted by psitticism on 2013.05.21 at 11:01

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psitticism
psitticism at 2013-05-22 17:49 (UTC) (Link)
Cool, thanks! I knew they had stuff at MATY, too, but couldn't quite figure it all out. I feel a little bad about piracy... when it was just fan-made content I agreed with it, because I don't think fans should charge for their content, but with the store stuff, it feels a little wrong. Though they do crazy overcharge for most things. Let me know how it works if you do download and install stuff.

I told myself I could only get a new EP each time a new generation is born, to try to spread out my purchases and make sure that I'm actually getting a decent amount play out of the game before I waste my money. Well, I've played ahead a bit and the first babe of Gen. 4 was just born. I found Showtime for cheap, so I grabbed it. Don't even care about the social features, but I am interested in the new careers. It doesn't seem like the best EP, but I guess that's why it's cheap. Installing it now....
madame_ugly
madame_ugly at 2013-05-22 18:31 (UTC) (Link)
I tend to split hairs when it comes to EA store stuff. I probably wouldn't take a whole world (complete with items) for free, but small stuff like some clothes and hair? I feel that should have been included in an EP, so I'd "steal" it without a minutes remorse. I feel the expansions are kind of weak as far as hair/clothes in particular and the store is just a way to nickel and dime players which I find WRONG. I'd never pirate a full EP or anything like that (it's wrong to me and I could never figure it out anyway!).

I'm going to use the coop as my test download. I figure try it out with just one item to see if it works.

My "rule" for spending more money on sims3 is I have to really be bored with what I have now before I buy and/or Ambitions has to be SUPER cheap (under $20 or I win a gift card or something like that). Ambitions is really the only EP I actively want (I want the consignment store option and the servos and a new world that has the Curious family). If I noticed any other EPS for super cheap ($10 or so) I'd probably get them just for laughs.

madame_ugly
madame_ugly at 2013-05-23 11:05 (UTC) (Link)
It worked. I now have a chicken coop in my game. The process was really easy. The hardest part? I had to get the admin password for my computer from my hubby. Oh, and I didn't have winzip (to unpack the .rar downloads) so I had to get a freebie version. Again, not HARD but just a few extra steps.

I followed these instructions: http://pixelpixies.tumblr.com/installcc

I didn't have time to play at all but I did go into my game and check out the coop briefly and it appears to be working just fine. It was making noises and I saw hens and my sim could interact with the coop.

The only drawback I can see to adding cc as .package files is they seem to be more "laggy" than sims3packs. From what I was reading, the game reads EACH file separately so if you have a ton it takes a while to read them all and causes lag. So if you have a lot of .package you should probably get a cc manager to bundle them to make the reading process faster. I'm going to read up a bit more on that to see if there is some magic number when things start to get laggy. I'd like to add a bit more cc to my game (hairs and clothes mostly) but not if it's going to slow my game.
psitticism
psitticism at 2013-05-23 14:19 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for all the info! Really good to know! I'll have to try it out. I do have a few package files already, mostly hairs. I haven't noticed any lag, although my game is laggier in general since I installed Pets. Don't think that has anything to do with package files, though.
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